yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

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Other Words from yoga

yogic \ ˈyō-​gik How to pronounce yogic (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

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Peloton, the company whose top-dollar bikes saved hard-core spinning fans from having to schlep all the way to Flywheel, now films yoga and meditation classes live in a West Village studio for subscribers to follow, in real time, on the brand’s app. Maggie Bullock, Vogue, "Is Telefitness the Wave of the Future? Or Another Way Tech Is Keeping Us Apart?," 15 May 2019 An outsize spa and recreation facility called the Hub offers yoga and art studios and even a basketball court. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 That’s up from 2012, when 9 percent were doing yoga and 4 percent meditating. Eliza Barclay, Vox, "The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable," 11 Nov. 2018 Join us at the museum for solar science, hands-on activities, yoga and music. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Celebrating summer solstice: Here are parties and events around Alaska," 21 June 2018 Where: BLUEorange, 1208 W. Gray Details: blueorangehouston.com Blue Field Market Market with local produce, craft merchandise, gourmet food, live music, mimosas, free yoga and friendly yard-game competitions. Houston Chronicle, "On the go: Shinyribs and Houston Pride," 20 June 2018 This kind of request is not unusual: their concierge is accustomed to arranging helicopter tours, yachting excursions, yoga and pilates lessons, archeological visits, and mezze crawls—pretty much anything that’s legal. Laura Itzkowitz, GQ, "Skip Santorini and Head to These Lesser-Known Greek Islands Instead," 14 June 2018 Try not to fall asleep before your in-room yoga session. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Visitors may also enjoy weekly yoga sessions and a free monthly concert. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's 7 best parks and recreation areas that you have to explore," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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The first known use of yoga was in 1785

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yoga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health
: a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Medical Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \ -​gik How to pronounce yogic (audio) \ adjective

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